Thank you all for the welcomes and suggestions, I will get the safari (Not the TWSBI Eco because it seems more like a second level pen). Btw, do any of you have a good blue ink that works on cheap graph and school paper?
The Lamy's a solid choice. Out of all the beginner level pens it is my favorite. I would be content with only having the Lamy Safari since it's such a reliable and durable pen with a section that holds itself in your hand effortlessly IMO. Definitely play around with your grip if it's not working for you at first. I didn't like it at first until I relaxed my fingers and let the pointer finger rest against the front flaring lips and with my thumb higher up on the section I can hold it effortlessly, but that's just one way.
I like the Eco, but I prefer the Safari. I find it more comfortable
If the finer nib on the Safari is too scratchy or feedbacky I recommend trying out Sailor Kiwa-Guro. It is very lubricated and helps make scratchy or feedbacky nibs smooth, and it writes very well on cheaper paper. But it is a little pricey outside Amazon.
I’m a noob as well and ordered the metropolitan with medium nib. It is good on cheap paper but does not write well on decent thick paper. I’m still experimenting but my first impressions are not good at all. Writes dry and a bit scratchy in my opinion. I’m looking forward to trying the Lamy Safari tomorrow when I get it
I recommend making sure you have a Loupe like that sold at Goulet Pens. That way you can check the tines in case they are too close.
But first I'd make sure you clean the pen out. It could also be an ink that isn't right for it.
I found that many of my pens don't write as well on thicker paper. If you are using Fountain Pen specific paper I recommend Tomoe River Paper. TRP, especially like Nanami Seven Seas Notebooks are great for ink flow and feel much better than Clairefontaine and Rhodia.
The Lamy Safari is a great pen. It's light, durable, and dependable, as well as affordable for the high level of functionality you get out of it.